what i'm reading: the sword and the shield: the revolutionary lives of malcolm x and martin luther king jr.

When I read a review of The Sword and The Shield: the Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., I knew it was a book I'd been waiting for someone to write.  I despise the way Martin Luther King, Jr. has been sanitized and diluted for public consumption. The version of King that is widely celebrated is a pile of sentimental goo that the real King would not have recognized, let alone endorsed. King's radical legacy is reduced to a kind of bland "why can't we all just get alo...
Tags: Travel, Activism, Southeast Asia, US, History, United States, Selma, Socialism, Islam, United, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Malcolm X, Martin, Joseph

The city my grandfather used to call home no longer exists – except in our minds

After his death, I wanted to know more about his life, and the city that made him and very nearly killed himEvery Hanukkah through my childhood, if I was visiting my grandparents’ Liverpool home, my Grandpa Oskar told me the exact same story. With a pickle on his side plate – my grandma serving up his favourite dinner of latkes, vusht (smoked sausage) and eggs – he’d recount the night during this very Jewish festival in 1937 that his family – our family – fled for their lives from the Nazis.The ...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Family, England, Science, Life and style, Holocaust, Second world war, Health & wellbeing, Liverpool, Europe Holidays, Poland Holidays, Oskar

#UAE to include 10 new sectors under its Commercial Companies Law | The National

UAE to include 10 new sectors under its Commercial Companies Law | The National The UAE is working on a legislation to include 10 new sectors under its commercial companies law, which allows for 100 per cent ownership of onshore entities in the country, a senior government official.The legislation will enable investors and businesses in 10 new sectors of strategic importance to come under the purview of the law, undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry Abdullah A...
Tags: Travel, Uae, Sharjah, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Abdullah al Saleh, Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, Omar Al Suwaidi

Walking with an Iris

Since the lockdown Gabriel and family have spent most their time with us. I am happiest when I am with this Baby Love. Today we walked along the path picking flowers and smelling rosemary, thyme and marjolaine. Baby Love picked an iris for his maman slowly as we reached home all the petals were gone except one.                  [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Gabriel, French la Vie

Parasol demi-lune

Now that the weather is getting nicer (we got up to over 21ºC, almost 70ºF, on Friday), we're using the deck a little more. We're still expecting the renovation work to get under way sometime this spring, so I haven't put the table and chairs out yet. But I'm grilling and enjoying sitting out there a little. And, I put out the new umbrella. The new umbrella on the deck. Ken likes the way it matches the emerging red maple leaves. Like I mentioned before, it's half an umbrella, or half-moon, mad...
Tags: Travel, Jerusalem, Our House, Ken, WCS

Hotels are pulling out of Biden's $87 million contract to house migrants amid political pushback, report says

Central American asylum seekers arrive to a bus station after being released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 26, 2021 in Brownsville, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images The Biden administration secured an $87 million contract to house migrants at hotels. Some of those hotels have backed out as debates over the border surge continue, Axios reported. The US is experiencing the biggest surge on its southern border in 20 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Four hotels ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Hotels, Immigration, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, House, Border, Arizona, Hilton, The White House, Biden, Donald Trump

The Public, Cammeray

The Public in Cammeray is a pub on Miller Street in Cammeray. While the location has had several iterations (a Belgian beer cafe one of them) it has new owners and offers a cut-above pub style food at reasonable prices with great burgers, schnitzel and a divine beef cheek ragu rigatoni.
Tags: Travel, Miller Street, Cammeray

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